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Ready for market. Emma Gaalaas Mullaney is working with a campesino family selling their garden crops in a tianguis (street market) in the city of Ozumba, Mexico.
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Joel Burcat’s (B.S. ’76) story, “Executioners," is an Honorable Mention winner in the Valhalla Press Legal Professionals Writing Contest. It will appear in the Spring 2013 issue of Ragnarok, the e-lit journal of Valhalla Press. “Executioners” is a chapter from his environmental legal thriller manuscript, “Drink to Every Beast.”
Mallory Henig, (B.S. ’12) FEMA Map Specialist with the Michael Baker Corporation, passed the Certified Floodplain Manager exam through the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Inc.
March 15 Coffee Hour: The Justices and Injustices of REDD+
Speaker: Thomas Sikor
• 3:30 p.m. Refreshments are offered in the E. Willard Miller seminar room, 319 Walker Building
• 4:00 p.m. The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m. in the John J. Cahir Auditorium, 112 Walker Building
Coffee Hour To Go
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) may become an important part of the international climate architecture in coming years. REDD+ seeks to tap the potential of tropical forest management to mitigate climate change, utilizing financial transfers to tropical countries to entice forest management that avoids carbon losses and enhances carbon stocks. This takes place on the background of entrenched economic, political, and cultural inequalities characterizing tropical forest management. Read more.
“My research engages gender in multiple ways”
Emma Gaalaas Mullaney was recently interviewed by the The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)in recognition of Women in Agriculture Day.
“My research engages gender in multiple ways. For example, I work closely with farming households and analyze the gendered divisions of labor and decision-making involved in agricultural production. I conducted the oral histories and participatory observation with both female and male members of a given family who are involved in different aspect of maize cultivation, use, and marketing. I also work with both female and male agricultural extension agents and scientists, examining commonalities and differences in their work experiences and practices. I am interested in how gender interacts with other forms of social difference to shape our work and our everyday lives.” Read more.
March is Women’s History Month and March 8 was International Women’s Day.
True Sustainability Requires Gender Equality
Women in Agriculture
Join us at the Department of Geography Alumni and Friends Reception during the AAG Annual Meeting in Los Angeles
Friday, April 12, 2013
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bonventure Brewing Company, on the patio
Spring 2013 GEOGRAPHY newsletter
The spring 2013 Department of Geography newsletter is now available digitally via the department website and issuu. Highlights include:
• Undergraduate Student Spotlight: three students are double-majoring in film and geography
• A graduate student’s idea to use drones to save lives in a natural disaster
• Faculty Q&A with Christopher Fowler
• Alumnus Profile: Brendan Wesdock, president of GeoDecisions
• NEW! Research Summary on intensification and biodiversity conservation
• Community updates from alumni, faculty and staff, graduate and undergraduate students
LOCAL EVENTS AND DEADLINES
(New events and deadlines on this list are highlighted.)
March 13 Extended abstract submission deadline for no)Boundaries
March 13 Department of Meteorology Colloquium "Improvements and remaining challenges
in the parameterization of microphysics and its impact on deep convection"
with Hugh Morrison at 3:30 p.m. in room 112 Walker Building
March 14 Visioning discussion for a student-run farm at Penn State, 7:00 p.m., location TBD.
To attend, sign-up here.
March 15 SYWIG Day
March 15 NCGE Calls for Proposals for the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller
Geography Education Research Grants
March 15 Coffee Hour with Thomas Sikor
March 16 EMEX
March 16 Department of Geography Graduate Student Retreat. More information.
March 22 Coffee Hour/Miller Lecture with Frank Davis
March 22 Department head deadline for spring 2013 theses and dissertations
March 22–24 The Twenty-Eighth Annual Graduate Exhibition
March 23 no)Boundaries conference, first floor, Deike Building
March 29 EMS financial conflict of interest training for investigators 4:00 p.m.
in 262 Willard Building
April 5 Pennsylvania State Geographic Bee
April 12 Department of Geography Alumni and Friends Reception during AAG in Los Angeles.
RSVP by April 2
April 19–21 Blue–White Weekend
April 26 Department of Geography Recognition Reception
May 3–5 spring commencement
March 15–16 Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium
(ECMSS) at the University Park campus
March 15–16 Biennial Conference on Appalachian Geography and Geography Education
March 16 Voices of Resistance: Communication and Social Justice, Communication Graduate
Conference at Penn State. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org [PDF]
April 5–7 Workshop on Critical Climate Change Scholarship, University of Minnesota
April 9–13 AAG Annual Meeting
April 23–25 European Navigation Conference in Vienna
May 8 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium at Penn State
May 21–24 The National Map Users Conference in Denver, Colorado
June 3–5 2013 PA GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) Conference in
State College, Pennsylvania
July 8–12 Esri International User Conference
July 16–18 The Society for Conservation GIS, Monterey, California
August 15–17 Asian Urbanism and Beyond
August 25–30 International Cartographic Conference (ICC) in Dresden, Germany
October 18-19 AAG Middle States Division Annual Meeting
October 24–26 Geographies of Labor, 35th Annual North American Labor History Conference
at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
October 30–November 2 AAG Middle Atlantic Division Regional Meeting
(jointly with AAG Applied Geography Specialty Group)
November 6–8 International Greening Education Event in Karlsruhe, Germany
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